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FILMS

Catalogued are here are list of films that can be used for nature and conservation education programs. 

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This film provides a glimpse into the amazing diversity of life in the “shola” forests of the southern Western Ghats. It illustrates some of the pressing problems of this habitat, and seeks to inspire viewers with examples of conservation successes that came about because of peoples’ actions.

This film can be used to enable students to understand the intricate relationship between people and the Western Ghats, the importance of protecting a biodiversity hot spot and the formation of monsoon. 

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The tiger, India’s National Animal, is disappearing at an alarming rate from our forests. Government estimates reveal that there may be fewer than 2000 left. Why have India’s tigers declined so drastically? What exactly are the problems facing their conservation? And are there any solutions to the crisis?

''The Truth About Tigers'' can be used to enable young people to understand the ecology of an apex predator like the tiger, the conservation issues around them and the reason to protect them. 

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This 25-minute film showcases the biodiversity of the Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary in coastal Tamilnadu and its conservation problems. Point Calimere is a small coastal sanctuary in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is an extremely important passageway for migratory birds flying to Sri Lanka via India. 

This film can be be used to enable students' to understand the lesser known and fragile coastal ecosystem, its importance and the diversity of species that make this system their home. 

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This film is a poignant look at the life and times of the olive ridley. Tens of thousands of these sea turtles visit the coast of Orissa, in India, every year to mate and nest. As a species, they have been around for millions of years, but today these gentle giants of the sea are in conflict with man. The film provides rare insights into the natural history and conservation of these mysterious creatures. Will the ridley go the way of the dodo and the passenger pigeon? Or, can we save it with timely action?

This film can be used to enable students to understand the incredible life of olive ridley turtles and the problems they face. 

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A open cast iron ore mining operation stripped the hills bare for over 20 years at the heart of the Kudremukh National Park, a stunning rainforest and grassland ecosystem. With its lease run out, the mining company had applied for a renewal of their lease for another 20 years. This would have created permanent damage to a priceless natural heritage. 

This film can be used to enable students to understand the collective will for conservation and conservation by the people.

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Asia’s largest brackish water lake, Chilika, in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, was considered a dying wetland until the late 1990s. But thanks to scientific restoration by the Chilika Development Authority (CDA), it is now again a  vibrant refuge for wildlife and a reliable source of livelihood for local communities.

This documentary can be used to enable students to understand wetland ecosystems and the need to save them.

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Discover why India's beaches are eroding at an alarming rate, and what can be done to stop this disaster from spreading further. Saving India's disappearing beaches is everyone's business, and the movement begins here.

This documentary can enable students to understand the dynamic, yet fragile coastal ecosystem, and the consequences of unsustainable coastal protection methods. 

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